Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Mission: The Modoc County Local Oral Health Program will promote optimal oral health for all people living in Modoc County through collaborative work with community partners and activities such as education, dental disease prevention, linkage to treatment, surveillance, and case management.
Vision: Improve oral health for all individuals living in Modoc County.
The LOHP is a program funded by Proposition 56 and administered through the California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. The primary goals of the program are education about oral health, dental disease prevention, linkage to the treatment of dental disease, surveillance, and case management.
The LOHP has established an Advisory Committee comprised of community partners, stakeholders, and community members interested in improving oral health for those living in Modoc County. Oral health needs and gaps in resources will be identified through a community needs assessment which will lead to the development of a community health improvement plan and action plan.
Areas of Focus:
- School-based or school-linked dental programs: provide on-site screenings, fluoride varnish application, sealant placement, and sealant retention checks
- Fluoride: identify children eligible to receive fluoride supplements
- Fluoride education: provide education to parents, students, teachers, stakeholders, and the community at large regarding the benefits of fluoride and how it can prevent cavities
- Integration of oral health care and overall health care
- Common risk factors for preventable oral and chronic diseases including tobacco and sugar consumption
Click here to view our Community Health Improvement Plan